Monthly Archives: December 2009

FANTASTIC MR FOX

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wes Anderson Stars voices of: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Jason Schwartzmann, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Eric Chase Anderson, Willem Dafoe, Wallace Wolodarsky, Jarvis Cocker, Wes Anderson, Robin Hurlstone, Adrien Brody, Hugo Guiness, Helen McCrory, Brian Cox, Garth Jennings. Fantastic Mr Fox marks Wes Anderson’s first foray into animation, [...]

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IT’S COMPLICATED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nancy Meyers Stars: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski, Hunter Parrish, Lake Bell, Alexandra Wentworth, Zoe Kazan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nora Dunn, Bruce Altman, Rita Wilson, Mary Kay Place. Life certainly does get complicated for Jane Adler (Meryl Streep) a divorced middle-aged mother of three in this new romantic [...]

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BROKEN EMBRACES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pedro Almodovar Stars: Luis Homar, Penelope Cruz, Blanco Portillo, Tamar Novis, Ruben Ochandiano, Jose Luis Gomez. Spain’s greatest living film maker Pedro Almodovar’s latest film is Broken Embraces, an occasionally clunky and over wrought melodrama steeped in some of the traditions of film noir. The story itself is fairly simple [...]

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NOWHERE BOY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Taylor Wood Stars: Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Marie Duff, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Ian Bell, David Morrissey. John Lennon has always been the most interesting and controversial of the four Beatles, whether it be for his musical genius, his anti-authority stance, his bizarre relationship with Yoko Ono, or [...]

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THE FRENCH KISSERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Riad Sattouf Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Songio, Alice Tremolieres, Noemie Lvonsky, Julie Scheibling, Emmanuelle Devos, Irene Jacob, Valeria Golino. Damned sexy, exuberant, and very very funny, The French Kissers is a thoroughly enjoyable Gallic coming-of-age sex comedy that should have wide appeal. This film, which went down a treat at [...]

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AVATAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Cameron Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Michelle Rodriguez, Wes Studi, CCH Pounder, Laz Alonso. One of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year is Avatar, James Cameron’s first film since his multi-Oscar winning Titanic 12 years ago. Although Cameron [...]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Guy Ritchie Stars: Robert Downey jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, James Fox. Sherlock Holmes purists will be both dismayed and disappointed with what Guy Ritchie and co have done to the eponymous hero in this misguided attempt to kick-start a new franchise. By re-inventing [...]

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NEW MOON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Weitz Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Graham Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning. This sequel to the successful Twilight offers more of the same. And as with Twilight this tale of star crossed lovers and teenaged vampires lacks the bite (pardon the [...]

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